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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Skoun Lebanese Addiction Centre

Hospital specialities:

In-patient treatment, detox and psychiatric treatment.

Address/ Contact:

97 Monot Street
Nakhleh Bldg
5th Floor
20272101
Achrafieh
Beirut

Tel: +961 1 202 71
Email: info@skoun.org
Website: www.skoun.org

The Skoun Lebanese Addiction Centre offers a wide spectrum of treatments, and is also involved in drug awareness and prevention efforts in Lebanon.


Bellevue hospital and Medical Centre

Hospital Specialities:

Rehabilitation and treatment for individuals with substance abuse problems

Contact/ Address:

Vtakr Center of Mental Health Services
Bellevue Hospital and Medical Center
Beirut

Tel: 01 682666
Fax: 01 681081
Email: info@bmc.com.lb
Website: www.bmchcs.com/

The hospital's Mental Health Centre provides treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, and resultant mental health problems.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Département de la pharmacie (Department of Pharmacy)

Contact/ Address:

Ministère de la santé publique,
Département de la pharmacie
Service des stupéfiants
Quartier du musée
Beirut

Tel: 961 1 615745
Fax: 961 1 615730

E-mail: dep-narcotic@public-health.gov.lb
Website: www.moph.gov.lb/Pages/Home.aspx

The Department of Pharmacy, or Département de la pharmacie, is part of Lebanon's Ministry of Public Health. It is based in Beirut. It is the national body recognised by the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) as a Competent National Authority under International Drugs Treaties.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Not yet Established (Lebanese drug laws mandate the establishment of a National Council on Drugs, which will formulate the national strategy, but this has not yet occurred).

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Law No. 673 on Narcotics, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors as Amended by Law No. 77 of 3rd April 1999

Published Authority:

NA

Date:

NA

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=2305&country=LEB

Publisher website:

NA

Facts and stats

  • Lebanon does not produce a substantial amount of illicit drugs domestically. It does however have internal drug problems in the form of abuse of Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin and other drugs.
  • Illicit drugs, including Cocaine and Heroin, flow through the country on the way to other destinations, but not to the same extent as other countries in the region which are better known as drug transit countries.
  • In the first three quarters of 2011, anti-drug authorities in Lebanon reported seizing 130kg of Cannabis, and 57kg of Cocaine.
  • Some Cannabis growth does take place, but this is often eradicated or otherwise disrupted before it can reach domestic or international markets. In 2002, the yearly total for eradicated Cannabis crops stood at over 27,000 acres. Opium poppy eradication efforts meanwhile were estimated at a little over 2,000 acres.
  • Opioids are the most commonly abused drugs in Lebanon, accounting for an estimated 57% of drug addiction treatment demand according to UN figures.
  • Cannabis accounts for an estimated 32% of treatment demand.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Mentor Arabia

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Areseco Center,
4th Floor JustinianStreet
Hamra District
Beirut
2022 1805

Tel:NA
Email:support@mentorarabia.org
Website:www.mentorarabia.org

Mentor Arabia works within Lebanon and elsewhere in the region to prevent and treat child drug addiction.


Youth Against Drugs (JAD)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Jbeil,
St Peter St.
Hawatt Press bldg,
Blat

Tel: 03 749484Fax: 09 942856
Email: jadrogue@hotmail.com
Website: www.jeunesseantidrogue.org

Youth Against Drugs (Jeunesse Anti Drogue) was established in the 1970s in Lebanon. It works to raise awareness of drug addiction and related issues, offer support and rehabilitation to drug abusers, and reduce the amount of drug crime in the country.


Oum el Nour

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & contact:

Zouk Highway,
St. Elie Bldg.,
2nd Floor
Beirut

Tel: (961) 9210 285
(961) 9223 700

Email: prevention@oum-el-nour.org
Website: www.oum-el-nour.org

Oum el Nour is a non-governmental organisation with the goal of helping addicted individuals break free of their addictions, raising awareness in wider society and supporting ex-addicts.